Late decision on Johnson

​FULL-BACK Kyran Johnson is keeping Oldham boss Scott Naylor waiting on his team-selection plans ahead of Sunday’s clash with Coventry Bears at the Vestacare Stadium (3pm kick-off).

The former Featherstone Rovers man picked up a shoulder injury in the defeat at Newcastle Thunder last time out and he is still having treatment.

He didn’t train on Tuesday night but Naylor is optimistic about his chances of proving his fitness in time for weekend.

“He should be okay, but we’ll look at him and assess him on Thursday night,”

said Naylor, who reported that Johnson was his only concern.

He confirmed, however, that he would be making changes following the Newcastle defeat in which Roughyeds led 18-6 until the last quarter of an hour when they fell apart.
Thunder stepped up the pace, threw caution to the wind and scored three converted tries in the last few minutes — two of them by pacy full-back Theerapol Ritson — to win 24-18.

Naylor’s squad was given last week off to recharge their batteries ahead of their last four games of the regular season against Coventry, York, Bradford and London Skolars.

Naylor has since paid tribute to the work of ORSA (Oldham Roughyeds Supporters Association) which funded a bonding session in a local restaurant after training on Tuesday.

Roary Competition

Young fans who took part in the competition to colour-in an outline of club mascot Roary are reminded than entries should be returned to the club at Sunday’s game.

The deadline is next Wednesday, September 5, and each entry must include name, age and contact number.

A box will be situated near the turnstiles at Sunday’s game, but anyone who can’t return entries by that method must have them into the office by Wednesday.

Club Cash Lottery

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why ? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back -- not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It's back this week and it's been won first time out, so next week's jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order -- our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to:

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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